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Re: NFS file system

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-07-02 20:08:29 CEST

M.Verkerk wrote:

> Olivier Delannoy wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> I show in the subversion book that a repository should not be
>> installed on an nfs shared. In a mode so that multiple clients and
>> servers access the same shared, I agree that it is not a good thing
>> due to local caches. Is it the same if there is only one server
>> (svnserv or Apache2/WebDav) accessing the repository files on a
>> shared NFS.
>>
> This is probably the same.
>
> More than one user can access the repository through pserver / Apache
> at the same time. The thing is that Subversion needs to lock certain
> files of the repository on a low level. That's why it won't work on
> networked file systems.
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong!

The real problem is not locking, but memory maps in Berkeley DB.

-- Brane

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